Stories about Trinidad & Tobago from February, 2010
Trinidad & Tobago: New Opposition Leader
“Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader”: Islandista and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog weigh in.
Trinidad & Tobago: J'ouvert!
“To me J’ouvert is the purest form of Trinidad ‘mas there is, right up there with ole ‘mas and the long, oft drawn out pre-soca calypso from the tents”: Gilberte's Poetry and Rants shares her 2010 J'ouvert experience.
Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Rights of LGBT
gspottt has its eyes on developments in Guyana regarding the filing of “a constitutional challenge to a law criminalising ‘crossdressing’ in that country’s high court.”
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Flags, Water & Reggae
Jamaican Annie Paul blogs about everything from the regional drought to the recently concluded International Reggae Conference.
Trinidad & Tobago: Observations
Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch focuses his attention on a few developments – from politics to crime – in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Being the PM
This Beach Called Life admonishes his fellow Trinidadians to “leave the Prime Minister alone”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Do The Math
Mango Media Caribbean does the Beyonce/bmobile math, following the recent concert in Trinidad: “Great product + poor planning – expert events management + huge advertising spend – marketing thinking = 1 of the most spectacular event/concert failures in recent history…”; while Underground Trini Artiste gives a rundown of his concert...
Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Beyonce & Beyond
B.C. Pires shares a humourous perspective on the Beyonce concert, happening later today in Trinidad.
Trinidad & Tobago: Saving Carnival
B.C. Pires links to a column by Mark Lyndersay, which, “if listened to, could rescue Trinidad Carnival for photographers; or at least stave off the death of yet another of its vital organs”, while other Trinidadian bloggers comment on the government's decision “to award sole rights to distribute coverage of...
Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Tuesday
Trinidadian bloggers post photos from the Carnival Tuesday festivities.
Trinidad & Tobago: Poetry in the Mas’
Trinidad & Tobago Carnival inspires a poem by blogger Andre Bagoo.
Trinidad & Tobago: “Dat is Carnival”
MEP Caribbean Publishers explores the question of what constitutes Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, while My Chutney Garden adds: “That the ‘mas’ has become sanitised is beyond dispute.”
Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Preparing for an Earthquake
“We have all looked on in horror at the scenes of destruction and human suffering experienced by our Caribbean neighbours in Haiti as a result of the strong earthquake on 12th January”: Afra Raymond considers the implications of a major earthquake on Trinidad & Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: “The Garden Want Water”
This Beach Called Life and kid5rivers comment on the fact that while the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are on water rations, the Prime Minister's lawn was being liberally watered.
Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Cocoa Tea & Dry Season
Grenada's Free Spirit is preparing to make cocoa tea, while Trinidad's My Chutney Garden is thinking of plants that thrive in Xeric environments due to “the beginning of an uncharacteristically dry season..”
Trinidad & Tobago: Parenting & Carnival
“Yes carnival is here, the greatest show on earth. The music, the [mas], the freedom and…babies at fetes”: Media Callaloo is appalled at the irresponsibility of some of the parents in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Blood Test vs. Breathalyzer
KnowTnT.com takes issue with a point in the recent amendment to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act: “Nowhere does it state that someone accused of being drunk can volunteer to take a blood alcohol test. When you fail a blood test for alcohol, you're nailed. There's no way out...
Trinidad & Tobago: Kiddies Carnival
A Caribbean Garden posts an array of photos from 2010 Kiddies Carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Working for the Tourist Dollar?
The Liming House is incensed by a campaign from Virgin Atlantic designed to “help the Caribbean”: “Both Virgin and the Travel Foundation appear to think that the only opportunities for ‘disadvantaged youth’ in the Caribbean are in ‘craft making, beekeeping and fishing.’ Gosh, development has just passed those backward-but-smiling natives...
Trinidad & Tobago: Radio Face-Off
Underground Trini Artiste thinks that Facebook is the new radio.
Trinidad & Tobago: Robber Talk
Just in time for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Pleasure interviews one of the festival's traditional characters, the Midnight Robber.